Democrats say they will try to override Governor Bruce Rauner’s veto of a bill to require licenses for gun stores.


The vetoed legislation would have required gun stores to be licensed by the state. 

Rauner said Tuesday the measure would hurt small business owners and won't make communities safer. He called it "unnecessary, burdensome regulation."

DeKalb Police Department

In response to a Florida massacre and the killing of a Chicago police officer, the Democrat-controlled Illinois House pushed through some gun control measures Wednesday, endorsing a bump-stock ban and a minimum age of 21 for buying assault-style weapons.

The House voted to prohibit the sale of bump stocks and "trigger cranks," which increase the firing rates of rifles, effectively making them assault-style weapons. Also approved was a bar on anyone younger than 21 buying assault-style weapons of the type used in the shooting deaths of 17 students in Parkland, Fla.

Officials Remind Police About Using Gun-Tracing Resources

Jun 9, 2015

Police departments throughout Illinois can enlist federal agencies to help them trace the guns they seize, including a program called eTrace, which allows gun-tracing requests to be sent quickly over the Internet to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin and Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart issued an alert that also notes the ATF is offering a new feature called “Collective Data Sharing,” which allows local agencies to share trace results with other local agencies to coordinate trafficking investigations more effectively